digital camera? Answered

I have seen somewhere a cut down digital camera rehoused in a wooden box. the thought strikes me- I have several redundant Olympus lenses could I successfully take a point and shoot digital camera, remove the lens, mount the camera body in a box and add my Olympus lenses to the front to make an exchangeable lens digital camera? I realize I would need to get the lens to CCD distance right but that doesn't seem to be all that difficult - I can engineer an adjustable mount if necessary. it seems a pity to have all these lenses and nothing to do with them. Opinions guys?

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Digital sundial

Http://www.mojoptix.com/ This guy just made an incredible 3D printed shadow casting time piece. My question Is: can you figure out how to slice it in 1mm slices so that I can cut it on my cheap laser cutter? First, I just don't have the mental capacity for such.  Second, my software is terrible and I need it in black with white background. And can even be a PDF.  I appreciate it and and would make an instructable to help anyone else do the same thing.  Thanks

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Digital Camera

My Pentax Optio M80 has recently stopped working. So I am looking into buying a new camera.Does any one have any recommendations for a Camera That would mainly be used for:Taking some video for media techand taking pictures I am going to use it mainly for making movies for school but it would also be nice if the camera could take decent pictures.i have a price range from $100 to about $250 ,and i might be able to go above that but not by much.so any cameras you would recommend or to stay away from.

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Digital Shower

I am planning and researching ideas on creating a DIY digital shower system.  The idea is to have an android device (Tablet, or old galaxy SII phone for now) installed along with an ardruino or some hardware interface to control the plumbing.  I would also like to use the android device for music weather etc. in the shower, but all that is built in. The only puzzle with the android device is getting it to interface with the hardware, and waterproofing it while still keeping the touchscreen functionality.  Any help would be greatly appreciated. 

Topic by mbarndt 


Digital crossover..?

Well people, since no one want's to help me 'Build' a hardware crossover, perhaps someone on here might know of how I could use one of my spare laptops and feed my input signal to my amp into the mic port and equalize it/cut off the high freq's and send it back out the headphone jack. Surely there's some kind of program that would give me control over the output signal like giving it a sharp cutoff at 60hz or something like that. I'm tired of trying to figure out what to do with these laptops laying around, so that's why I'm asking would it be possible to turn my dell (2ghz 512mb of ram, simple audio card) into a digital crossover with even a visual output would be nice. Anyone have any suggestions on how to do this?!?? Thanks!

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Digital Alarm

This is Raj from India, I want a help from you. reg i want to build a system which works according to time. it is just like a alarm . i want the alarm clock that can play a different song at different set alarm time from the memory card. and i want the alarm time as a digital input to perform various tasks as to drive digital ON/OFF switch. and all this i want to be in a very very little place. please help me out in this.

Topic by rajuwithualways   |  last reply


Digital pen

Can  an optical mouse be turned into a PC screen writing gadget or digital pen? Optical mouse have a low resolution camera. By using a software that coordinates what's being shown on the screen and a modified optical mouse, it could be possible to draw on the screen or turn this combination into a touch screen application.

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Digital Camera

I have a new Largan Digital Camera. There was no problem in the beginning, taking photos and downloading to the PC. The camera was getting charged and the red light goes on. The digital number of pictures snapped is also displayed. But unable to transfer the pictures to my PC. Checked the USB cable and even changed the USB cable. Downloaded the drivers again, but the problem continues. How to solve this problem? Any Help. Bhasker Raj Freelance writer and Autor India email: bhaskaraj48@yahoo.co.in

Topic by techmind48   |  last reply


Digital SLR? Answered

1. Why is the use of a mechanical mirror that has to flip out of the way still revered in Photography circles? 2. Why do Digital Cameras still use a mechanical shutter? I have what they call a bridge camera that uses a small LCD viewer (as well as a large colour LCD screen) and as far as I can tell uses an electronic shutter.  It seems to work well and is reliable.

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Digital Patches

You may be asking yourself (or everyone else around you), what are these "digital patches" I hear so much about? The answer is quite simple, digital patches are online greeting cards that you can send to other users which will show up on their profile page as a small picture icon. When you click on these little icons, it will display a larger sized image with a personal message explaining why the patch was awarded. There are a number of default images you can choose from, or you can upload your own.For instance, if you really like a project someone has posted, you can send them a digital patch to let them know how awesome it is.Or if someone subscribes to your feed, you can thank them by sending them a digital patch.Or perhaps you just want to send lots of people virtual cookies for a good time. You can use digital patches to do that too!Or if you want to start a club to honor everyone who has ever posted how to make a pocket protector, you can do that!Or you can use it as a way to say hello to old friends by sending them a patch with their two favorite things.Or perhaps you just want to brighten someone's day with some flowers.Whatever is your impetus, by signing up for a pro account, you can receive a number of digital patches to distribute as you see necessary.

Topic by randofo   |  last reply


What are digital components?

I want to sell digital components, and want to know what to sell in the digital world.

Question by dalfons856   |  last reply


Digital Voice Recorder

I am looking for an inexpensive Digital Voice Recorder that has a removable memory card.

Topic by silverio   |  last reply


Cool Digital Camera?

I'm looking for a nice, sleek, and thin, and affordable digital camera. I just need the NAME of the camera along with a PICTURE from like, google images, or include it in answer. Thanks guys.

Question by Radioactv Biohazard 


What are digital patches?

What on earth are the digital patches that come with the pro upgrade?

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What are Digital Patches ??

Is it possible for you to expalin what digital patches are pls? As i wish tto buy a membership and i also need to know the difference between the one year membership pack and the two yr membership pack? Thanks in advance clymer89

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Digital photo frame

I want to make a digital photo frame with the ability to dictate the length of time each photo is shown and the ability to type words describing the photo that can be triggered by use of a touchscreen.  Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Topic by lacuerda1   |  last reply


Help With Digital Clock !

It has been very long I am trying to make a layout for Digital clock, but I FAIL. I made the schematic but For Layout I Fail ! ! I fail in [b]Component Placing[/b] ! ! ! ! Please Can anybody make a layout for me software used : Eagle v5.3.0

Topic by ashirwad   |  last reply


Digital Taste Interface? Answered

Hello Instructables. I had a question for my newest project. I am looking to make a Digital taste interface with Arduino like this http://www.nimesha.info/digitaltaste.html#dti. The video says that the current needs to be altered between the range of 10 and 140 microamps. I have bought a 10k and 100k digital potentiometer, as this was my first idea. Does anyone have a better idea as to control current at ranges that low? 

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Digital or Analog Micrometer?

I've been looking into buying a micrometer, but having never owned (or for that matter, touched) a micrometer before, I am unsure of whether a digital or an analog one would be better. By better, I mean accurate, consistent, etc. Has anyone had any experience in buy a micrometer? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Storing Digital photos?

What is the best way to store digital pictures? The dates are usually automatically downloaded in a date folder using Windows Live Photo Gallery. I would like to be able to access them easily however they are taking up room on my laptop. I've considered CD/DVDs or uploading Shutterfly, Flickr, etc however not really a permanent solution.   

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PWM to Digital Signal

I am trying to make an R/C sumo bot for a competition. What would be the easiest way to run regular DC gearhead motors from a servo controller? I'm thinking of somehow converting the pwm signal into a digital signal that would run the motors forward or backward.

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More in Digital Stalking....

I know this is old news, but....pushads1.jpgBritain's ubiquitous CCTV video surveillance network has nothing on Japan's Orwellian nightmare in the making. One of the country's top electronics firms, NEC, has just announced a new plasma display fitted with a tiny camera that can accurately identify a person's age and sex in order to target them with specific advertisements.... Here is the LINK to the original site I came across.

Topic by Goodhart   |  last reply


digital potentiometer pid?

Hello, i have digital potintiometer u/d fgive you 100 step for 10k ohm so 10k for 100 step, i use it as outpu of pid control that read the distance and set point of required distance and make p and i and d equation based on differance and summation i want to use that pid to altitude contol of helicopter ,the resistor that i change as output is connected to throttle when i increase to max(5k) it stop and min 1k it go ?max speed so  this work   code arduino **/ #include #include SoftwareSerial mySerial(52, 9,true); // RX, TX int f=0; char *buffer; byte x; char array[27]; int counter=0; unsigned char r; int p=0; int last; int error=0; int wew; int required ; int kpipo; int n; DigiPot pot(22,3,24); void setup() {    Serial.begin(9600);   mySerial.begin(9600); } void reading(){   mySerial.println(1); while (mySerial.available()) {    x= mySerial.readBytes(buffer,1);    if(*buffer==0x52){    x= mySerial.readBytes(buffer,1);    array[0]=*buffer;    x= mySerial.readBytes(buffer,1);    array[1]=*buffer;    x= mySerial.readBytes(buffer,1);    array[2]=*buffer;    } } delayMicroseconds(220); } void loop() {     if (f==0){   delay(600);}   f=1; reading();   int Final_inch=(array[0]-48)*100 + (array[1]-48)*10 +(array[2]-48) ;   float Final_cm=Final_inch*2.54;     Serial.print(Final_inch);   Serial.println(" Inch ");   //Serial.print(Final_cm);   //Serial.println(" cm "); required =29; error = required - Final_inch; //Serial.print(error); //Integral = Integral + Error; // accumulate the error integral //} //else { // Integral=0; // zero it if out of bounds //} kpipo=1; p =  (error * kpipo); // calc proportional term // I = //Integral*kI; // integral term //int D = (Last-Actual)*.1; // derivative term wew = (error/2) ;// scale Drive to be in the range 0-99 Serial.print(wew);//(wew) if (abs(wew)>400){    wew=0;} if ( wew >99) {  wew=99; } if (wew <-99) {  wew=-99; } n=abs(wew); if (wew < 0){ // Check which direction to go.     pot.increase(n);     delay(500);   } else { // depending on the sign of Error     pot.decrease(n);     delay(500); } last = Final_inch; // save current value for next time }

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Digital Sewing Patterns?

Hello! I have an idea for a Halloween costume that involves using a service like Spoonflower to create custom fabric to make into a suit. However the design isn't just an all-over design that I can just lay the sewing pattern over and cut out, but instead relies on me being able to make a custom design specifically for each piece of the suit pattern. Basically, I want to do something along these lines, only for something larger like a man's suit. I'm trying to find a digital sewing pattern or template that I could open in Photoshop so I could design each piece of the pattern the way I want it, but either I'm really bad at searching for stuff on the internet, or this sorta stuff is super rare/doesn't exist. I could buy a pattern for the sort of suit I'm looking for, but I'm not sure how I would be able to scan or otherwise transfer that pattern into the computer in an accurate way. I'm afraid I will scan the pieces in poorly and end up with an unusable pattern by the time I'm done. So I suppose my question is: Does anybody know if there are any patterns available in a digital format somewhere online either for free or for purchase? And failing that, does anybody know a reliable way of digitizing a pattern that will insure that the measurements won't be screwed up in the process? Thanks!

Topic by korybing   |  last reply


Webcam To Digital Camera ?

Is it possible to convert a webcam to digital camera ?

Topic by milans   |  last reply


Digital Capacitance Meter? Answered

Can a digital capacitance meter measure the capacitance of an inductor?

Question by The MadScientist   |  last reply


Digital table pens

Has anyone thought about making their own pen/airbrush for digital tablets? Was wondering if anyone had suggestions / advise / &/or an instructable that they would share. thanks

Topic by Lord_Pruitt   |  last reply


is there a knex digital designer?

I love knex but I dont have many peices.  I know there is a lego digital designer, but I cant find one for knex. can u help?

Question by aaronf32123   |  last reply


Cheap digital DVR?

Can anyone tell me how to turn an old computer into a DVR?   I'd have to do it on the cheap.

Question by Hubiewan   |  last reply


Dell Digital Jukebox

Well, I was cleaning up my room the other day and found an old Dell Digital Jukebox lying around and was wondering what I should do with it. I was at first thinking about installing linux onto it, but then decided to ask if you guys had any better ideas on hacking the Dell, whether it be soft mod or hard mod.

Topic by Cailen 


Film to digital lenses? Answered

 So I'm looking to buy the Canon EOS Rebel XS 10.1 mp. I have an old AE-1 and several lenses. Do the lenses work with the new line of Rebels?

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Digital photo frame

Hi all, Im sorry if this is in the wrong topic or specific post for these types of things. I am going to buy a digital photo frame for my father as father's day is coming. there are several online shop I got from google : www.onvon.com www.chinavasion.com www.chinatronic.com I was wondering have anybody brought anything from these websites Was wondering what are the feedbacks on this website. Many thanks in advance.

Topic by Jackchen 


More in Digital Stalking....

Britain's ubiquitous CCTV video surveillance network has nothing on Japan's Orwellian nightmare in the making. One of the country's top electronics firms, NEC, has just announced a new plasma display fitted with a tiny camera that can accurately identify a person's age and sex in order to target them with specific advertisements.... Here is the LINK to the original site I came across.

Topic by Goodhart   |  last reply


Analog to Digital 16F628

I am a learner pic programmer and I am having some major grief trying to get the analog to digital (A2D) feature to work on my 16F628. All I would like to do is to be able to read in a value (either the most or least significant byte) and out put it again, just as a starting point for a project, the rest of which i can figure for myself. I have trauled the web for nigh on.. 3 hours and found few resources, but all were out of date or for a different chip. If anyone could help me either in terms of a bit of ASM code, some general guidence, or a link to a relevant tutorial that would be great. Thanks, Andy

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Digital clock hack

I've been trying to do more DIY stuff recently, so I figured I would start out with an easy project. Basically, I was wondering if it is possible to modify a standard digital clock so it could display different messages through an lcd display based on the current time. Since most clocks have an alarm feature, I thought this would be pretty easy to do, but then again I could be completely wrong. I know how to solder and such, so I shouldn't have too many technical problems if I get a push in the right direction. Also, I know how to do a bit of coding, and I'm good at adapting so I'm sure I could find out some way to make this work. Any help is much appreciated.

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+Help with Digital PSU+?

Hi everyone after many days of constant tinkering, I finally got the circuit of my Digital Power supply made. However, I am experienced difficulty in the programming side. I am using an Arduino with an LCD (and various other io such as a current sensor, voltage divider, button and rotary encoder). My program is limited to what I could find online for an ammeter/ voltmeter sketch. I wanted help or some guidance in figuring out how to use the rotary encoder to 'set' a voltage (visible on the lcd) and when i press the button, i send a certain signal to my DAC which is connected to my psu circuit. and i wanted to be able to switch over from voltage 'setting' to current 'setting'. Frankly, i have no idea how to do this :s ! here is a video of what i want it to almost look like https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGnTzT_OCpc Thanks  

Question by making9719   |  last reply


Digital Out on an iMac?

So I have an iMac, running Vista. It's late 2009 version, newest with the exception of the new 27" models. I'm trying to connect the mini-digital out to the SPDIF  in on my audio amp. I bought a cable, and an adapter. It just doesn't work... The adapter works fine, seeing how it's just a hollow piece of metal and plastic. The cable is also working fine - I've tested it with my TV. The iMac has output, you can see it on the other end of the fiber. Everything I've checked seems to be working, and there's only one possible explanation I can think of. The iMac is transmitting with a different format. I'm new to optical audio cables, so If there is only one format, aka SPDIF and TOSLINK are the same, please let me know. And if they are not, can someone inform me on what I'm doing wrong and how to fix it?

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compatable or not, film/digital Answered

I want to sell my old film cameras, then buy dslr, just want to know if my old lenses and flash can be used on the new dslr? old cameras are Pentax me Super and Pentax SuperA. i suppose the new 1 will be pentax, if any above work

Question by johnnywgk   |  last reply


A 3 digit Digital Display with on-off touch switch.

I want to have a three digit (000) digital display and will be on showing the number (001-100) when the switch touched in even number times order (2 times touched shows no.001, 4 times touched shows no.002, and so on). The system can be completely on or off when it is started or ended of use. A complete kit maybe consists of: 3 digit digital display, controller components on a PCB, and a touch switch.

Question by musa_zakaria 


how to make digital antenna ?

Stainless wire to make digital antenna info please.

Question by teav56   |  last reply


decoder ?

Hello , I  am going to make  decoder  for micro controller ,   I want to know how does decoder make for  microcontroller I have 4 registers I =Instruction Register A= Address register R1= register R1 R2 =register R2 Logic 0= deactivate Logic 1= activate I     A   R1    R2        out 1   1    1         0            1     //  mov R1 1   1    0          1           1     // mov R2 I AR1R2        out 0000                 0000000000000001 0001                 0000000000000010 0010              0000000000000100 0011              0000000000001000 0100             0000000000010000 0101             0000000000100000  0110             0000000001000000  0111            0000000010000000  1000            0000000100000000   1001             0000001000000000 1010             0000010000000000 1011            0000100000000000 1100            0001000000000000 1101            0010000000000000 1110            0100000000000000 1111           1000000000000000 If I know input than how to know what will decode ?

Question by vead   |  last reply


digital read out remote sensor compass?

I am looking for information instructable on building/hacking, a digital compass to make a remote sensor for a turn table hidden out of view I need to know heading.

Question by blasterboy   |  last reply


Digital Picture Fram Keychain Video Simulation?

Is it possible to flash the firmware in one of the small 1.5 inch digital picture frame key-chains in order to reduce the slideshow feature timing to about 15 milliseconds?  Then one could preview all the photos in memory and simulate motion video. 

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create a custom awesome digital clock and calendar.

Looking for Electrical Engineering person, To create a custom digital clock and calendar device. a very simple digital clock with off the shelf parts its just the design that is custom for my needs. I can pay. Skills: wire a circuit board, make Electrical devices, bread boarding, microcontroller Programming. United States and or New York area is preferred but not required. Just so we can meet.

Topic by agerbeek   |  last reply


what is the price of a digital drawing board/tablet/pad...?

I'm planning to buy one, =) can someone suggest me a good one?

Question by N.Khan   |  last reply


using a RCA digital TV converter box? Answered

Does any one have a RCA converter box from walmart and know how to get it to work. I bought one and have tried countless antenna's but can't pick up a single channel and I live in a big city.  I even bought a digital antenna and an antenna booster from walmart hooked those up to it and still couldn't receive a single channel. So took them back and got my money back but I waited too long on the converter box so am stuck with it so would like to get it to work. Does anyone know what you have to have for it. Please help..   

Question by Graydant   |  last reply


Repackaging digital camera in old film camera body.?

I know why ?  Old film cameras are just cooler looking and maybe just the novelty of it to make people wonder.  ( I know it has been done commercially.)  Ok what type of problems will i have with the lens and focusing.  I know I will have to have the shutter stuck open ( or removed)   Will the digital camera part be able to focus after the light passes through the older lens.  What other problems will I need to address reference focusing the digital camera?

Question by pyrocop1   |  last reply


converting a digital photo frame to an lcd monitor is it possible?

Hi everybody! As the topic suggests really i was wondering if this can be be done. In particular so that they could be fitted in to a car for a dvd player. It seems as though it should be possible but i was wondering if anyone had tried it?

Topic by matt_the_fat   |  last reply


How do you read a digital input on an avr in c? Answered

The type of input I am talking is one 0 to 255.

Question by sotsirh194   |  last reply


I WONDER HOW TO BUILD A DIGITAL FRAME WITH A LCD MOINTOR AND A DIGITAL CAMERA

I WONDER HOW TO BUILD A DIGITAL FRAME WITH A LCD MOINTOR AND A DIGITAL CAMERA. i havee a lcd 15 inch. and nikon l14 digital camera i wont TO CONNCET BETWEEN THEM AND BUILD A DIGITAL FRAME. 1. MAY SOME ONE HAVE A CLUE HOW MAY I START? 2. HOW I GET THE camera map OR I DONT NEED IT? THNK U!

Topic by royswisa   |  last reply